New member cold weather smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bass9510, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. bass9510

    bass9510 Newbie

    Hi I'm Leon from Rockford Illinois. I got a Camp Chef smoker vault 24 inch for Christmas last year and have used it about 15 times already. I've smoked several turkeys, whole chickens many different cuts of beef and pork and of course several batches of beef jerky. Everything has turned out really good so far. I'm really happy with the quality of the smoker. My only problem with it is that it's not insulated and I like to cook whole turkeys in the winter. I prefer to keep the temperature around 325 degrees. I have a welding blanket that helps to keep the temperature at 325 degrees in the winter time but it is fiberglass so it sort of itchy to use. I bought some of the Thermal felt rated at 1500 degrees and encased the outside of the smoker with it. I think it came out pretty good and can't wait to use it.:drool
    I love this forum. I have learned so much from the experienced users and the advice that they give to us less experienced.
  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! Hope it works out well in the cold.

  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC, Leon. It's good to have you on this site. It looks like you have you problem under control.

    Good luck and good smokin', Joe
  4. [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a beautiful day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything. 

  5. bass9510

    bass9510 Newbie

    Thank you
    I am envious of your weather.
  6. torence20

    torence20 Newbie

    Hey Leon I'm from Dixon

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